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Buxton Pavilion Craft Centre Access Audit

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Access Audit Buxton Pavilion Craft Centre (Jan 2012) Acrobat document 369Kb


This access audit was carried out independently to work being undertaken by Pulse Regeneration – an independent specialist, who has been commissioned by the Council to undertake a short evaluation of the Pavilion Arts Centre Project.  Earlier involvement by a previous V.I.P. group may have resulted in better integration at the Arts Centre – this Access Audit was required to ascertain if changes recommended by the V.I.P. group had been implemented.

The Access Audit was approached with a high level of awareness of the current and potential barriers presented by the Arts Centre for the Visually Impaired and Blind People.  The brief Access Audit also recommends solutions for physical access - however, the audit did incorporate the wider issues of accessibility as part of its remit. 


The Access Audit gave a ‘representation’ of the Arts Centre at this point in time - everyone involved had a very practical approach to current and potential barriers for Visually Impaired and Blind People.  There is no doubt that there have been improvements in access to the Arts Centre, Buxton Pavilion, including the provision of a accessible lift and WCs accommodation – and yet there is still a long way to go.  

High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council need to ensure good practice by thinking about: Signage; Colour Contrast, Pictures and Access to information which will go a long way in meeting the needs of many disabled people.

Access to information is the key to participating in our society.  The importance of access to information is reflected in its recognition as a fundamental human right, backed by legislation.

Project Type: 
Statutory Agencies